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Bella Vista Lake Trail

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Bella Vista Lake Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bella Vista, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 32 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


bird watching



partially paved



Bentonville Parks & Recreation - 479-464-PARK.

2 days ago

Great trail fun, easy, beautiful lake and creek. Paved all the way. If you’re looking for an hour to get out and stretch your legs while passing through NWA, this is a great little jaunt.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very nice very easy trail

trail running
2 months ago

Well enough for a daily run. Only half has shade. One water location at trailhead. Two porta-potty locations (trailhead and halfway point). Plenty of birds and not many bugs on 5/31/19. A small portion of the path is loose rock rather than paved, but most of it is asphalt or concrete. It seems to be closer to 1.6 than 1.8 despite signage.

3 months ago

Amazing place, with incredible view,

5 months ago

Just a paved mostly flat loop, lots of people, a bridge at one end, a dam you walk over at the other. The nature trail next to it in the back corner looks fun!

washed out
5 months ago

Did a shake down hike with my son. The trail is great especially if you go on the bike portion just up hill on the eastside. The west side was a bit washed out so we doubled back and did the east side again and it was a good time. Saw some deer, squirrels, and a beaver chew. Thw creek was high due to the rain from earlier that day but overall it was pretty and a good hike.

7 months ago

Small but nice. Nice people and beautiful scenery to photograph.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Nice easy lake loop when you are winding down.

road biking
Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Nice paved flat trail with some nice scenery, especially on the side opposite the highway. Nice part is that this trail is part of the Razorback Greenway Trail so even though this trail is short you can still get your miles in by hopping onto the Wishing Springs Trail and onto the North Bentonville Trail, etc... Definitely will ride this trail again.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Great paved trail with lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery

Monday, June 04, 2018

peaceful quiet walk, friendly people , great walk for people of all ages , wildlife all over

Monday, June 04, 2018

Great for bike riding, connects to Greenway trail.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

This was a nice little trail for a short walk. The scenery was beautiful just wish the trail had been longer.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Very nice lake trail!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Easy trail and pretty!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Trail closed due to flooding...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

close to home in my favorite place to walk. I walked there almost every other day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nice, well maintained walking/biking trail. Great mix of sun and shady spots with plenty of others sharing the route. Lake is nice with plenty of wildlife to view. Great afternoon getaway.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's a nice trail, but that's considering that this is NWA, where there are people pretty much everywhere you go. My biggest complaint is that no matter where you go on this trail, you can't escape the noise of constant traffic. That considered, it's a pretty trail with a gorgeous, swimmable creek along the way. It's definitely family friendly and has a decent playground that intersects with it where you can stop and let the kids plays. Lots of areas for a picnic or to stop and play frisbee. Bonus: there's a little cave that you can climb up to and explore fairly easily. Overall a pretty decent place for a good walk.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

I love this trail, just wish they would fill the lake back up!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The best stroll for locals. very clam, well maintained.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

love this place. biking, walking and if you get to hot take a quick dip in the creek!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It's a great paved trail for stepping it off.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Nice weather and nice paved trail.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

We are lucky to live near this pretty walking trail!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Free. Paved. Short non paved option on side farthest from main road. Nice lake views. Good for kids to ride bikes on. Playground area and small pavilion on one side. Fish, deer, cranes, geese, rabbits, etc. Very crowded. Lots of bugs as it gets later in day when warm out.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The trail itself is all paved but if you look to the left at the beginning of the trail (within the first half mile) there is the option to go further into the wooded area without walking on the pavement the whole time. Though, stay cautious of wet weather because the short trail can get mildly rough. If you do that, you will see beautiful *small* caves and fresh water springs and the trail wraps up around the side of a cliff with a wooden walkway. However, the pavement trail is still beautiful as well and a perfect place for a stroller and a picnic. There's several places you can stop with benches overlooking the small lake.

road biking
Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's a nice little trail, and the lake offers a pretty view. There are some potholes, but it's worth a visit.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I have walked this loop trail many times, to exercise through all seasons of the year (well before the trail was later joined up with the Wishing Springs Trail). This paved trail is popular as a place to walk, jog, run or cycle around Lake Bella Vista. You can stop and rest on a park bench, along the lake, to enjoy all the ducks and geese out on the water. Visitors like to feed them by the shores. I have seen Crane's feeding along the water at times too (see my trail photos). This trail features scenic bluffs, rock ledges and The Veteran's Wall Of Honor.

2 days ago

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